Just when Arsenal thought they had come through the two week international break with no real injury and fitness concerns, our star midfielder Aaron Ramsey seemed to pick up an injury in the last few minutes of Wales’ hard fought win in Andorra.
The referee had not been helping Wales by allowing the Andorran players to get away with some hefty and dangerous challenges. But it was not a bad tackle that caused the Arsenal man a problem. It appeared to be as a result of the artificial 3G pitch.
The Welsh Gunner was twisting and turning near their corner flag to wind the clock down and he seemed to jar or twist his right foot or ankle. It might not be too bad because Rambo did come back on after a bit of treatment, but he was then subbed a minute or so later. And he did not look comfortable limping off.
With four days to go before Arsenal host Man City in the Premier League and just a week to go before we face Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Arsene Wenger will be crossing his fingers that this knock does not keep Ramsey out of action.
The Wales manager was scathing about the pitch and the referee but could not add much more about Ramsey’s injury. Could Arsenal’s bad luck be starting all over again?